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Animal Care Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This is an exciting course for people who have a keen interest in animals and enjoy a hands on approach to learning.

Course content

You will study: Day to day care of animals to provide food and water, cleaning and maintaining animal accommodation, anatomy and physiology, animal biology including nutrition, growth, digestion and reproduction, monitoring animal's well-being and health. Students will undertake both practical and theory sessions to gain the knowledge and skills required to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and science


You will be required to complete course work and assignments

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you can progress onto the Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma

Further information

The College works in partnership with Thompson House, where we have a purpose built animal farm with a variety of animals including: rabbits, ducks, geese, peacocks, guinea pigs, pigs, goats and many others.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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